How you can use this image
This image has been assigned a Public Domain Mark and is free to use with unrestricted use.
Please acknowledge the Collection who own the work with a photo credit — this helps spread the word about their resources.
To learn more about images and rights, please see our image use page.Download
Buy a print or image licence
If you like this artwork you can support the collection by purchasing a reproduction as a framed OR unframed art print. We offer a selection of professionally made frames that will make your purchase look great in your home, office or other preferred setting.
Need a digital version for your site or publication? You can purchase a digital licence from Art UK and download an electronic copy of this reproduction.
Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
The experiment at high altitude was carried out by Florin Périer, Pascal's brother-in-law, on 19 September 1648, as an extension of Torricelli's experiments at low altitude in 1643. See Peter Dear, 'Miracles, experiments and the ordinary course of nature', Isis, 1990, 81: 663-683, esp. pp. 676-683. This painting is one of over 26 paintings by the historical painter Ernest Board that were commissioned by Henry S.
oil on canvas
H 61 x W 91.8 cm
commissioned by Henry S. Wellcome